I bring you greetings in the name of our Christ. My name is Pastor Robert W. Townsend, of Dallas, Texas. I am married to the lovely Karen (Brown) Townsend, from 15 years of marriage there has come one daughter Natalie and one son Morgan. Licensed and ordained, I have been in the gospel ministry for over 18 years. Since accepting my call, I have tried to remain faithful and true to my most holy calling. My father, who is also a gospel preacher and pastor, always told me that God rewards faithfulness. I have seen this to be true in my own life, as God has rewarded me with innumerable opportunities to exercise my gift, as a revivalist, lecture, teacher, preacher, and of course pastor.
I currently serve as the senior pastor of Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, Dallas TX, the oldest predominantly African American Congregation in Dallas County. It has been my pleasure to serve this historical congregation since August 2006. Since assuming the pastorate of Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church (“The Rock”) she has seen significant changes and growth in several areas: spiritually the congregation has become more loving and mature in the Christian faith, on the ministry frontier there has been the formation of new ministries and reviving of dormant ministries, increased excitement and enthusiasm for ministry involvement, attendance is up at all worship gatherings including Wednesday night Bible study that has grown from approximately 35 to 250, and financially the church is much stronger with an approximate 100% increase in giving.
Prior to arriving at Mt. Pisgah, I served as the pastor of the St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, Little Rock, AR. In my nine years as leader, the church grew spiritually, numerically, and financially.
Pastoring has been and will continue to be my central focus, I do serve and have served the Kingdom of God in several other capacities, including: Late Night staff of the National Baptist Convention USA inc., President of the Greater Little Rock Baptist Pastors’ Conference, Christian Education Director for Consolidated Missionary Baptist State Convention of Arkansas Young Pastors Division, teacher for the Consolidated Missionary Baptist State Convention Congress of Christian Education, Union District Congress of Christian Education, and the Golden Rule District Congress of Christian Education. In my life and ministry, I have had a great number of highpoints, there are two however that rank high on the list, behind my marriage and birth of my children, they are my selection as Pastor of the Year in 1999 by my peers of the Greater Little Rock Baptist Pastors Conference and the opportunity to preach in the National Baptist Convention USA Incorporated Ministerial Division in the year 2005.